#1 Tool for Managing Your Projects
Can you believe that I once managed a $20Million per year program with 24 individual projects, 110 technical team members, 65 subcontractors and 5 locations WITHOUT a project management tool?
We still had timely deliverables, remained profitable, had raving year end customer reviews, and low team member turnover.
I look back on that now and think… well no wonder I burned out!
That type of juggling is NOT sustainable.
What Defines a Project
noun; something that is contemplated, devised, or planned
Notice that the definition doesn’t include size, number of people involved, value or duration. A project can take one day or one year to complete – or somewhere in between or even longer. It can be a solo effort or a team endeavour. It can be a one time completion or a repeatable series of tasks.
Now that you know basically everything in your business could be considered a project, how do you manage these projects?
Here’s what I use: ClickUp
Over the years, I’ve personally used several tools. I’ve also used countless more when working with client’s existing programs. This is hands down, my favorite, for many reasons but most of all because it’s easy to use no matter how complex the project is. ClickUp is my go to recommendation.
What to Manage
Most projects or tasking will fall into one of these three categories:
Everything that makes your organization function:
- product development
- strategic partnerships
- business development activities
- team building
- marketing – eblasts, social media, video, blogging, etc
Businesses: We all deliver products or services. Mapping out your workflow from ask to delivery.
Non-Profits: These would be your community impact activities.
Businesses: Think revenue generating activities – your sales workflow.
Non-Profits: Think fundraising activities: events, donor solicitations, etc.
As a result of tracking your efforts, you will improve your time management and increase productivity. Do you know what happens when you do that? You create more time to spend on sales and revenue generating activities. This means that you can finally start working on growing your business.
We’re helping businesses implement principles just like these everyday inside the Serve More Membership. It’s the Southeast’s ONLY program built for your entire team! Members have access to planning sessions and monthly workshops – ALL in-person.
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